25 ways to use raw shea butter 

Natural raw ingredients, such as coconut oil, are having their big moment now but I feel there’s one ingredient that doesn’t get enough attention – and that’s raw shea butter. I really wish I’d discovered it years ago as it would have saved me a couple of decades of dealing with painful skin problems, including regular […] Read more…

DIY skincare – Rejuvenating and anti-ageing facial serums

    Making your own facial serums is incredibly easy and you can do it at a fraction of the cost of many leading brands. But what exactly is a facial serum? A serum is a skincare product that contains a very high concentration of active ingredients. You apply it directly onto the skin after cleansing but […] Read more…

My Happy Days #13 – Being a team, blossom and new milestones

So it’s Saturday already and time for my gratitude list. And can you believe it’s nearly the end of March? I just think it’s scary how quickly the time is flying by! We’ve had a good week, with a few trips to the park after school as the weather was just glorious this week, wasn’t […] Read more…

DIY skincare – Zesty sea salt body scrub 

It’s time for my weekly recipe for making your own natural skincare product. This time round, I’m showing you how to create a refreshing body scrub which will leave your skin not only exfoliated and smelling fresh, but also beautifully moisturised. If you think making your own skincare products is difficult, then you’re in the right place […] Read more…

My Happy Days #12 – Warm days, swing and water baby

Hello everyone! How are you all? We’ve had a good week so far, not much happened really, just usual weekly routine but it’s been good on all fronts. Max is finally getting over his never-ending cold and I really hope that’s the end of all the germs for a while. Spring seems to be slowly […] Read more…

DIY skincare – Nourishing massage bars

When it comes to skincare, I can’t think of anything better than pampering myself with a beautifully smelling body cream or butter. I have made some body butters myself (you can get three super easy recipes here) but these massage bars have enticed me for a long time. I love how they look, how easy they are […] Read more…

My Happy Days #11 – Time together, pancakes and star award

Hi everyone, it’s time for my weekly gratitude list again. I’ve been feeling quite run down over the past week or so, mainly because of not getting enough sleep, and it’s been quite hard reflecting back on the last week to find anything to be happy about as all I could remember was feeling low, […] Read more…

Nom Nom Skincare – Baby range review

When my younger son Max was born six and a half months ago, I was adamant that I’d do everything in my power to give his delicate baby skin the best possible care and attention, opting only for natural and organic skincare, and to prevent any skin issues, including eczema which his older brother Leo and […] Read more…

DIY Skincare – Soothing shea & honey lip balm (and more!)

This lip balm couldn’t be easier to make! It uses only five ingredients, all of which are easily accessible (often from one source!) so there’s really no excuse not to make this completely natural beauty product in the comfort of your own home. What I love about this balm most is that it’s a bit of a […] Read more…

My Happy Days #10 – Birthday, missing the boys and my little superstar

Hello my lovelies! Hope you’re doing well? Our week’s been pretty busy, despite not having many plans actually, and it’s just gone by in a flash. Is it me or have the past two months gone by way too quickly?! I can’t believe it’s nearly March already! The weather was really miserable down here for […] Read more…

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